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Busted! Debunking Common Myths About Tooth Extraction

May 5, 2021

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girl smiling during tooth extraction

Do you have an upcoming tooth extraction? Do you suspect you have a tooth that requires removal? If so, you may have come across some common myths about tooth extraction during your research on the dental procedure.

People may require a tooth extraction when they need a wisdom tooth pulled or when they’re suffering from severe dental problems, such as decayed teeth or gum disease. An estimated 20 million teeth are extracted each year in the United States, yet there are still many misconceptions about the procedure.

Now, let’s put your nerves at ease! Read on as we explain the truth behind each myth.


These Professionals Should Really Consider Invisalign!

April 25, 2021

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professional woman enjoying Invisalign benefits

Invisalign clear aligners have become a known alternative to traditional braces, providing an avenue for people of all walks of life to enjoy a more convenient form of bite correction. Still, there is a certain segment of the population that could especially experience huge Invisalign benefits. Continue reading to learn about the career boost it can provide!


A Step-by-Step Guide to How Invisalign Treatment Works

April 7, 2021

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woman after completing Invisalign treatment process

The days of relying on traditional braces to straighten your teeth have passed. You now have the option of correcting your bite with Invisalign orthodontics. What should you expect, though, if you choose the Invisalign treatment process? Continue reading to get a detailed explanation of every step of the procedure!


How Long is a Retainer Worn After Invisalign Treatment?

March 15, 2021

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woman cleaning her Invisalign aligner

Once you’ve completed treatment with your Invisalign aligners, there is still yet another step to complete: wearing the retainer. Its purpose is to help the teeth maintain their position while the bone and connective tissue grow around the base to solidify your results. How long will you have to wear the retainers, though? As you continue reading, get the answer and discover why it’s so important to follow the Invisalign post-treatment instructions.


Am I Too Old for Dental Implants?

December 18, 2020

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an older woman wearing a blue blouse and eating grapes outside and smiling

If dentures have been a part of your life for many years now, you may be wondering if dental implants in Harrisonburg are a viable option. After wearing prosthetics that require frequent replacements and stricter maintenance, the idea of receiving permanent teeth may sound more appealing, but is it possible? A local dentist explains that you’re never too old to enjoy the benefits of dental implants and what you can do about making the switch.


Discover the Importance of a Cone Beam Scanner When Preparing to Receive Dental Implants

December 7, 2020

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a young woman with her head situated in a Cone Beam Scanner

Dental technology has come a long way. In recent years, dentists have turned to a new kind of device that produces higher quality images and a greater opportunity to formulate more accurate and precise treatment plans, especially as it pertains to dental implants in Harrisonburg. What is it? The answer is the Galileos® Cone Beam Imaging system. But what is so great about this piece of technology? How can it make a difference in restoring your smile? Read on to discover the benefits of this equipment and why it’s important you find an implant dentist who uses one to plan your restorative procedure.


Debunking 4 Myths About Dental Implants

November 29, 2020

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an up-close image of a woman’s mouth and where a dental implant is located

When it comes to deciphering the truth about dental implants, you may find it is more difficult than you think. Experts have various opinions, and some patients may exaggerate or assume before knowing the real facts. If you’re trying to decide how you want to replace your missing teeth, let a dentist debunk these 4 dental implant myths so you can make the right choice for your dental health.


The Key to Finding Affordable Dentures

October 28, 2020

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Smiling piggy bank next to dental model, illustrating affordable dentures

Dentures are one of the most popular ways to address extensive tooth loss. A well-made prosthetic looks good, restores a degree of chewing function, and has the potential to serve you well for years. However, some patients hesitate to get dentures because they are concerned about cost. Indeed, tooth replacement is a significant investment. But finding affordable dentures might be easier than you think! Choosing a small, local dental practice rather than a large chain could be the key to rebuilding your smile at a reasonable price. Let’s discuss why that is the case.


Oral Health and Your Immune System: Why They Go Hand-in-Hand

August 5, 2020

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An up-close image of a person’s smile while a dentist uses a dental mirror to examine their oral cavity

Want to avoid contracting COVID-19 or another harmful bacterium? Want to see a healthy, beautiful smile when you look in the mirror? Surprisingly, one of the best ways to keep your body’s immune system running at optimal speed is to maintain better oral health. How is this possible? Because the mouth and body are closely connected, when problems develop in one area, you can expect to experience symptoms in the other. Read on to learn more about this link and what you can do to improve your health and wellbeing.


COVID-19 and Your Next Visit: What Your Dentist is Doing to Prepare

June 17, 2020

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a dentist wearing proper personal protective equipment while treating a female patientIf you have yet to visit your dentist since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, you will find that more than a few things have changed since your last appointment. Before, we put on a mask and gloves and started your checkup but now, there are new protocols to keep you safe in a post-COVID-19 world. So, what exactly are we doing to prepare for your upcoming visit? Read on to find out.


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